Dr. John Agwunobi
CEO and Chairman of the Board
John Agwunobi is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company that serves customers in 94 countries. Agwunobi is a passionate proponent of Herbalife Nutrition’s mission to improve the nutrition habits of people worldwide, strengthening our communities and providing independent distributors a business opportunity to earn supplemental income. As chief executive officer, he sets the strategy for Herbalife Nutrition, overseeing all aspects of the Company’s growth and ensuring that the Company continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading nutrition company, with a keen focus on initiatives that can positively impact issues affecting global society, including overweight and obesity, healthy aging, and a business opportunity.
Agwunobi previously served as co-president and chief health and nutrition officer, directing the Company’s sales and marketing functions and its nutrition philosophy. Since joining the Company in 2016, Agwunobi has worked closely with Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors and customers, ensuring that the Company continuously innovates in the areas of product development, technology, marketing and distributor sales. He also led the Herbalife Nutrition Institute, the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, and the Herbalife Dietetic Advisory Board, and worked with the Company’s Ph.D.s and scientists to integrate nutrition science into Herbalife Nutrition products.
Agwunobi brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors to his role. Most notably, in the private sector, he served as senior vice president and president of health and wellness for the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, where he led a team of over 65,000 and grew the business from $25 billion to over $30 billion. In the public sector, Agwunobi served as Florida’s Secretary of Health and later as Admiral, U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps and the Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In these roles, he was responsible for disease prevention and health promotion. He oversaw the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and numerous other public health offices and programs.
Agwunobi has a broad educational background that includes a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a master's in business administration from Georgetown University. He completed his pediatric residency at Howard University and is currently a licensed physician in Florida. He serves on numerous boards including the U.S. African Development Foundation and Bluebird Bio.